Commercial Cooking & Bread & Pastry NC II Instructor
MA. CYNTHIA U. LACSON             
Commercial Cooking NC II Instructor
OLIVE J. SOBREPENA                  
Bread & Pastry |Production NC II Instructor
DR TERESITA T. DIAZ           
Food Biology and Sanitation Instructor



  Chef Shangri-la T. Chua is the President and Founder of Pearl Manor Skills Academy, Inc. Has  been activily engaged in business for the past fourteen years as a Caterer as well as magaging their family-owned Bed-and-Breakfast establishment. She is a graduate of Medical Tecnology, but cooking came knocking on her door, when clients in their Pensionne House ask her to cater for their guests for meetings and seminars. Guided by her loving husband John and two gorgeous kids, she went back to school, took up Culinary studies in 2008. Always known for her happy disposition and long, calm patience, she took teaching to kids and college students to a new level. Having understood the program and purpose of  TESDA, she imbibe the same principle, that teaching skillled  related programs such as Commercial Cooking & Bread & Pastry Production to those who can't afford a college degree can greatly increase their chances of  employability through quality hands on training. With this in mind and heart, she opened a training center that will cater to the development of skills that will equip her students the skills needed to a specific job.   


After graduating from ICA- University of St. La Salle, Bacolod Ma. Cynthia Nieves U. Lacson started her culinary career in St. Teresita's Academy, Silay City as a part time culinary instructor to High School Students. Fulfilling the demands for more Culinary Instructors, she continues her journey in teaching at La Salle College, Victorias City, the sister company of ICA-USLS, Bacolod. She handles Commercial Cooking NCII.  We are delighted that Marni is joining our team as a part time chef instructor at Pearl Manor Skills Academy, for the same program. 


A bakery owner for the past Eight years, Olive has been known to be a very hands-on bakeshop manager/owner. On peak hours, you can still catch her kneading and cutting dough with her trained staff. Believing in the mantra that a good manager must set a good example by working efficiently too, she starterd her home-based bakery in their house with just Two-sacks of flour, kneading bread at Four (4AM) in the morning  by herself. Her passion in baking now maintains her successful TOPSTAR BAKESHOP, in E.B.Magalona. From Breads, she is now busy doing decorative cakes. Her experiences in the Baking Industry, makes her a valuable asset to Pearl Manor skills Academy as well as to her students. 



A graduate of BSHM in USLS in 2011. He has joined the academe last April 13, 2011 handling subjects in Commercial Cooking NC II. He holds National Certificates in Commercial Cooking NC II and is currently doing Training Methodology in TESDA Provincial Office for TMC and is currently taking up his Master's Degree in Business Administration.



Dr. Teresita T. Diaz, fondly called Doc Tes, is a retired professor of the University of Saint La Salle. Energetic and full of enthusiasm, she is still active in her teaching ministry. A firm believer in the equality of all creation, she has imbibed in her teaching the respect for all forms of life. She wants all future generations to see what we are seeing now in our beautiful environment. By joining the Pearl Manor Skills Academy, Doc Tes can reach out to the young and share the values of appreciation and respect of nature and its environment.



Currently manages Pearl Manor Hotel and Pearl Cafe. She trained under Chef Henny Sison as well Chef Ernest Gala. She is the resident Barista and receives orders for Cup Cakes and Cakes for all Occasions. She Teaches Cake Design in Basic Cake Decoration and Fondant creation at PMSA.

A graduate of ICA USLS in 2009 and undergone her On the Job Training at Plantation Bay Mactan, Cebu in 2009. She does regular cooking lectures and demonstration during summer time. She joins PMSA as guest lecturers in Cold Kitchen Cooking Techniques and Procedures.

Master of Arts in Teaching Literature at De La Salle University Manila and Master of Arts in English At University of Negros Occidental Recoletos, Bacolod. She Teaches USLS for the past two years. At PMSA, She teaches the module: Participate in Workplace Communication and Practice Career Professionalism, a tedious module to teach but has been having great discussions from the past trainees.


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Summer Courses for Kids

Welcome! Cooking with Kids is a positive experience with healthy foods. Through hands-on classes, children learn that good food is delicious and that cooking is an important way to take care of yourself. A 5th grader says it best: "Do you know what the passion of food is? It's the way the food smells and tastes- it's the food that I like!"

 Learn more about our kids courses here....

The Bacolod Cooking School will be running culinary training classes for children every Saturday during the summer season. For information, parents should call Academy director chef Shangrila Chua on 435 0506.